An Update on "Vampire Knits" or "Vampire Fans Are Not Amused"

You may have read my little posting on a forthcoming knitting book called Vampire Knits. If not, you should totally read it now: Vampire Knits: When Books Go Wrong--Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Well, Team Bella is not happy.  Take a look at this comment exchange between me and "Severs" (plus an anonymous "not a sarcastic existentialist"). I just hope I haven't alienated too many vampires out there. XOXO


Aug 24, 2010
Severs Ramsey said...
Defender of books? A staunch liberal, uncompromising advocate? Hardly. Someone like that would never review a book without even reading it.More than likely, you are the jealous, undiscovered novelist mentioned above. Perhaps the words of Morrissey, another *published* wordsmith should apply to you:
"You just haven't earned it yet, baby?"
Ya dig?
Good luck with your as-yet undiscovered novel and I plan to buy three copies of "Vampire Knits" for Christmas gifts this year.

Aug 24, 2010
toddx said...
Oh Severs, it's too easy when you make my argument for me with shrill comments like this. And, no, I'm not a novelist, but I play one on tv. 

Aug 24, 2010
Severs Ramsey said...
Todd... maybe I'm just too dense to pick up on your "sarcastic existentialist" vibe, but I really don't understand what your argument IS other than you don't like a book that you haven't even read.Who knew that knitting could offend you so?

Aug 24, 2010
toddx said...
Clearly, if you knew about my tragic history with knitting, you wouldn't ask such a callous question.


Aug 24, 2010
not a sarcastic existentialist said...
I am certain that no novel was harmed in the production of a knitting book. Is it that you don't like the whole vampire thing or you don't care for knitting? I don't understand why you would spend time "reviewing" (can't really use the term, as the book hasn't been released yet...) an instruction manual and design book, rather than devote your considerable intellect to offering a discerning discussion of a more weighty tome.

Aug 24, 2010
toddx said...
I love vampires. Some of my closest friends are vampires. I just think they should live in their own neighborhoods, with their own bars, and their own bookstores. It's just better that way.As for more weighty tomes, I'm currently reading "The Passage." It's heavy. Does that count? I have a chiropractor bill that I could post, too.
P.S. This is so obviously not a review that I'm not sure you even read what I wrote. Read it, have a beer, lighten up. Oh, and don't try to drink my blood.

Aug 24, 2010
an anonymous vampire said...
Vampires do buy books on Amazon, just like the rest of you. 

Aug 24, 2010
toddx said...
I thought Prop 8 stopped that!! Back to the drawing board. You wouldn't happen to have the phone number of Thomas Monson by any chance? 

Comments

Sean said…
Too funny.

I guess Severs needs something to do during those long days in the coffin.

Besides, sometime you really can judge a book by it's cover.
Nerdista said…
Holy crap! You pissed off the Twi-hards real good with this one! You know you've made it when you have haters. Good job!
Paul Blanchard said…
I used to enjoy your writings, but a random stranger on the internet has changed my opinions. You giant... something hater... Why, someone ought to do something. A strongly-worded letter should be sent to you...
I have no idea what's going on. Some people care about knitting vampires far too much...
Todd X. said…
@Sean: I imagine Severs as a pale person with a lot of time to spend on the computer. Or a glamazon with too much time in between fashion shoots.

@Nerdista: The Twi-hards LOVE me!

@Paul: You had me worried, then elated, then angry, then moist. I'm so confused.

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